M.A. in Mental Health Counseling
College of Science & Mathematics
Haugh, James H.
Alcoholism--Case studies; Depression in women; Panic disorders--Treatment
This case study evaluates the effectiveness of cognitive-behavioral therapy with a focus on therapeutic relationship in the treatment of an adult female who underwent treatment in a community mental health agency. The client was diagnosed with comorbid panic disorder, major depressive disorder, and alcohol dependence. In addition, the client experienced a variety of psychosocial stressors. The client's psychosocial assessment is presented, and the empirical treatment literature related to the client's diagnoses is reviewed. A variety of outcome measures were used. Results indicated that the treatment was effective: the client experienced a significant reduction in the severity of symptoms. However, further treatment is needed to extend the improvement in symptoms and to reduce the risk of future relapse. A comparison between the client's current treatment and what might be considered "best" treatment is presented. Suggestions for treatment improvement are made.
Biryukova, Vera, "Effectiveness of a treatment approach for comorbid panic disorder, major depressive disorder, and alcohol dependence: a case study" (2004). Theses and Dissertations. 1114.